The drive is rated at 32X
for CD-R's but in our tests using Nero CD-Speed it only reached at most 20X - a bit low.
When working on CD-RW media, the drive was able to hit the 10X mark dead on, and did so consistently with
Obviously, as a burner the LG GCE-83208B is not the
fastest drive we've tested, but for an OEM burner at its' price point the drive
is still a pretty good deal.
You could easily spend a few more dollars
and get a burner which is faster, but if you just need something
which will work, without buffer underrun errors you may want to shop with your wallet. Looking at the results, what you get is
not going to break any speak records, but if you aren't in a hurry, then
so what? The choice is yours, and if you want faster go
for it. If not, then an OEM drive like this LG burner
might be just what you "can live